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May 17, 2024

Grin and Win: 5 Ways Smiling Enhances Your Health 

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cheng @ 1:16 am
Patient smiling with a friend

When most people think about smiling, they may immediately assume it’s a simple gesture. However, recent research suggests that there’s more to a friendly grin than meets the eye! If you want to learn how to unlock the full power of your pearly whites for a better quality of life, continue reading. You’ll find some surprising ways that simply smiling can improve your physical, mental, and oral health!

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April 12, 2024

Can You Be Too Old for Dental Implants?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cheng @ 2:43 am
Lady smiles

Dental implants are considered to be the finest tooth replacement option available because they are surgically placed directly into the jawbone, allowing them to look and function just like real teeth. However, some people may read the word “surgery” and wonder, “Can I safely receive dental implants at my age?” If this sounds like you, then you have nothing to worry about. Here’s why dental implants can be safely placed in many adult patients whether they are 22 or 112 years old!

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March 8, 2024

What Makes Dental Implants Last so Long?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cheng @ 12:56 pm
3D render of a dental implant

When you look into dental implants as a treatment, one of the things you’ll hear about most often is their stunning durability. Over 95% of dental implants successfully reach 20 years, and a vast majority of them last over 30. Provided you take care of your teeth well, you can even have your dental implants last a lifetime.

Its taken a long time and a lot of work to make dental implants as durable as they are. If you’re curious, here’s the secret to the remarkable longevity of this treatment.

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February 12, 2024

Can A Pill Help Alleviate My Dental Anxiety?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cheng @ 9:57 pm
Form inquiring about oral sedation dentistry

If you’ve been avoiding dental appointments because of anxiety, you’re not alone! Whether you have a basic checkup and cleaning or a more involved procedure like a root canal, it’s not uncommon to feel nervous. Fortunately, many dentists are aware that some patients struggle with worry and have medications that can help, such as oral conscious sedation. That said, it’s not necessarily the right choice for some patients so it’s important to identify whether you’re a good candidate. Keep reading to learn more!

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January 11, 2024

5 Ways to Make Dental Care More Fun for Your Family!

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cheng @ 6:09 am
Child flossing her teeth

You’ve been teaching your children the best ways to care for their smile at home by brushing and flossing. However, this routine can begin to feel like a chore for young children. It’s always a good idea to try to make this important regimen more fun. Here are 5 ways that you can add some excitement to oral hygiene for your family!

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December 15, 2023

The Drip of Calm: Is IV Sedation Right for Me?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cheng @ 11:45 pm
A woman in the dental chair under the effects of IV sedation

Dental anxiety is a common concern that prevents many patients from seeking the dental care they need. Sedation dentistry has come a long way since its introduction into mainstream practice. The most potent form available now is IV sedation, and it has proven effective at treating patients with multiple treatment hang-ups.

If you want to know whether you’re a good candidate for IV sedation, continue reading. In this blog, you’ll learn the benefits of IV sedation to see if it’s the right choice for you.

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November 3, 2023

5 Reasons to Consider Getting Veneers

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cheng @ 6:49 pm
person with porcelain veneers smiling

If your smile is marred by imperfections like misshapen, cracked, or discolored teeth, porcelain veneers present an excellent solution for a radiant transformation. This cosmetic option comes with numerous advantages, making it a prudent investment not just for your oral well-being but also for boosting your confidence. Explore the ensuing discussion to comprehend the five compelling benefits that position porcelain veneers as the preferred method for enhancing smiles and addressing cosmetic concerns.

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October 13, 2023

A Cover-Up Job: Can You Still Get Cavities with Veneers?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cheng @ 3:51 am
Woman has curious expression

Porcelain veneers can make worn or misshapen teeth appear vibrant and beautiful by covering up flaws such as chips, cracks, gaps, and stubborn stains. Chances are that if you’ve recently received this cosmetic dental treatment, you’re thrilled with the results and can’t wait to show off your new smile. However, if you want your flashy new grin to stay stunning in the long run, you’re going to need to keep up with an excellent oral hygiene regimen. Here’s how you can still get tooth decay with porcelain veneers and how to take great care of them to prevent that from happening!

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September 8, 2023

The Hollywood Smile: A Brief History of Veneers

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cheng @ 6:21 pm
A set of veneers being inspected

Have you ever wondered where the idea of dental veneers came from? Like most inventions, they didn’t start out as a perfect dental solution for many dental imperfections. In fact, they were originally more like props!

If you’re curious where the term “Hollywood smile” came from, continue reading. There’s a brief but fascinating history of dental veneers waiting to be uncovered.

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August 15, 2023

Why You Might Want Dental Implant Dentures

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_cheng @ 8:02 pm
CGI illustration of dentures with dental implants in front of a white background

Dentures are a popular solution for those with many missing teeth. They look just like your natural teeth and help you eat and speak more normally than you could with gaps in your smile. There are some challenges that come with dentures, though. They’ve been known to become dislodged at inconvenient times, like in the middle of a meal or conversation. Many patients become frustrated with them and want a more reliable solution. Fortunately, it’s possible to anchor your dentures with dental implants. Keep reading to learn more about why this can be so helpful!

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